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  • Wigby, S., Suarez, S. S., Lazzaro, B. P., Pizzari, T. & Wolfner, M. F. (2019) Sperm success and immunity. in Current Topics in Developmental Biology135, 287-313 read here
  • Sepil, I., Hopkins, B. R., Dean, R., Thézénas, M.-L., Charles, P. D., Konietzny, R., Fischer, R., Kessler, B., & Wigby, S. (2019). Quantitative proteomics identification of seminal fluid proteins in male Drosophila melanogasterMolecular & Cellular Proteomics18, S46–S58. Open access
  • Morimoto, J., McDonald, G.C., Smith, E., Smith, D.T., Perry, J.C., Chapman, T., Pizzari, T., and Wigby, S. (2019). Sex peptide receptor-regulated polyandry modulates the balance of pre- and post-copulatory sexual selection in DrosophilaNature Communications10(1), 283. Open access


  • Flintham, E. O., Yoshida, T., Smith, S., Pavlou, H. J., Goodwin, S. F., Carazo, P., & Wigby, S. (2018). Interactions between the sexual identity of the nervous system and the social environment mediate lifespan in Drosophila melanogaster. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285(1892), 20181450. Open access
  • Bath, E., Morimoto, J., & Wigby, S. (2018). The developmental environment modulates mating-induced aggression and fighting success in adult female Drosophila. Functional Ecology, 32(11), 2542–2552. Open access


  • Le Page, S., Sepil, I., Flintham, E., Pizzari, T., Carazo, P., Wigby, S. 2017. Male relatedness and familiarity are required to modulate male-induced harm to females in Drosophila. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B. 284, 1860, 20170441. Open access 
  • Morimoto, J., Ponton, F., Tychsen, I., Cassar, J., Wigby, S. 2017. Interactions between the developmental and adult social environments mediate group dynamics and offspring traits in Drosophila melanogaster. Sci. Rep. 7, 3574. Open access
  • Hopkins, B.R., Sepil, I., Wigby, S. 2017. Seminal Fluid. Curr. Biol. 27, 404–405. pdf
  • Bath, E., Bowden, S., Peters, C., Reddy, A., Tobias, J.A., Easton-Calabria, E., Seddon, N., Goodwin, S.F., Wigby, S. 2017 Sperm and sex peptide stimulate aggression in female Drosophila. Nature Ecology & Evolution. 1, 154. Open Access   News & Views
  • Tan, C. K. W., Doyle, P., Bagshaw, E., Richardson, D. S., Wigby, S., Pizzari, T. 2017 The contrasting role of male relatedness in different mechanisms of sexual selection in red junglefowl. Evolution, 71, 403-420. Open Access


  • Sepil, I., Carazo, P., Perry, J. C., & Wigby, S. 2016. Insulin signalling mediates the response to male-induced harm in female Drosophila melanogaster. Scientific Reports, 6, 30205 Open access
  • Perry, J.C., Joag, R., Hosken, D.J., Wedell, N., Radwan, J. & Wigby, S., 2016. Experimental evolution under hyper-promiscuity in Drosophila melanogasterBMC Evolutionary Biology16 (1), p.1. Open access
  • Morimoto, J. & Wigby, S., 2016. Differential effects of male nutrient balance on pre-and post-copulatory traits, and consequences for female reproduction in Drosophila melanogasterScientific reports6, p.27673. Open access
  • Carazo, P., Green, J., Sepil, I., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S., 2016. Inbreeding removes sex differences in lifespan in a population of Drosophila melanogasterBiology Letters12 (6), 20160337. Open access
  • Morimoto, J., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S. 2016 Developmental environment effects on sexual selection in male and female Drosophila melanogaster. PLOS One, 11e0154468Open Access
  • Wigby, S., Perry, J.C., Kim, Y.-H. & Sirot, L.K. Developmental environment mediates male seminal protein investment in Drosophila melanogasterFunctional Ecology, 30, 410-419. Open Access


  • Carazo, P., Perry, J.C., Johnson, F., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S. 2015 Related male Drosophila melanogaster reared together as larvae fight less and sire longer lived daughters. Ecology and evolution, 5, 2787-2797. Open Access
  • Bath, E., Wigby, S., Vincent, C., Tobias, J.A. & Seddon, N. 2015 Condition, not eyespan, predicts contest outcome in female stalk‐eyed flies, Teleopsis dalmanni. Ecology and evolution, 5, 1826-1836. Open Access


  • Carazo, P.*, Tan, C.K.W.*, Allen, F., Wigby, S., Pizzari, T. 2014 Within-group male relatedness reduces harm to females in DrosophilaNature 505, 672–675 pdf | Nature News & Views | Altmetrics


  • Tan, C. K. W., Løvlie, H., Greenway, E., Goodwin, S. F., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S. 2013 Sex-specific responses to sexual familiarity, and the role of olfaction in Drosophila. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B 280. 20131691 open access
  • Moore, D.*, Wigby, S., English, S., Wong, S., Szekely, T. & Harrison, F.* 2013 Selflessness is sexy: reported helping behaviour increases desirability of men and women as long-term sexual partners. BMC Evol. Biol. 13, 182. open access
  • Tan, C. K. W., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S. 2013 Parental age, gametic age, and inbreeding interact to modulate offspring viability in Drosophila melanogasterEvolution. 67, 3043-3051 pdf
  • Perry, J. C., Sirot, L. & Wigby, S. 2013 The seminal symphony: How to compose an ejaculate. Trends Ecol. Evol. 28, 414-422. pdf


  • Gioti, A.*, Wigby, S.*, Wertheim, B., Schuster, E., Martinez, P., Pennington, C. J., Partridge, L. & Chapman, T. 2012 Sex peptide of Drosophila melanogaster males is a global regulator of reproductive processes in females. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B. 279, 4423-4432. open access
  • Dean, R.*, Perry, J. C., Pizzari, T., Mank, J. E. & Wigby, S.* 2012 Experimental evolution of a novel sexually antagonistic allele. PLoS Genetics, 8, e1002917. open access
  • Tan, C. K. W., Løvlie, H., Pizzari, T. & Wigby, S. 2012 No evidence for precopulatory inbreeding avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster. Anim. Behav. 83, 1433-1441. pdf


  • Sirot, L. K.*, Wolfner, M. F., and Wigby, S*. 2011. Protein-specific manipulation of ejaculate composition in response to female mating status in Drosophila melanogaster. PNAS. 108: 9922-9926. pdf | Research Highlight in PNAS
  • Wigby, S., Slack, C., Grönke, S., Martinez, P., Calboli, F.C.F., Chapman, T., Partridge, L. 2011. Insulin signalling regulates remating in female Drosophila. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B. 278: 424-431. open access | Research Highlight in Nature


  • Wigby, S.*, Sirot, L. K.*, Linklater, J.R., Buehner, N., Calboli, F.C.F., Bretmen, A., Wolfner, M. F., and T. Chapman. 2009. Seminal fluid protein allocation and male reproductive success. Curr. Biol. 19: 751 – 757 PDF | Supplemental Data
  • Hosken, D. J., Martin, O. Y., Wigby, S., Chapman, T., and D.J. Hodgson. 2009. Sexual conflict and reproductive isolation in flies. Biol. Lett. 5: 697-699. PDF
  • Fricke, C., Wigby, S., Hobbs, R., and Chapman, T. 2009. The benefits of male ejaculate sex peptide transfer in Drosophila melanogaster. J. Evol. Biol. 22: 275 – 286 PDF


  • Barnes, A. I.*, Wigby, S.*, Boone, J. M., Partridge, L., and T. Chapman. 2008. Feeding, fecundity and lifespan in female Drosophila melanogaster. Proc. Roy. Soc. London B 275: 1675-1683 PDF
  • Wigby, S. Dominskaya, E., Choffat, Y, Kubi, E. and T. Chapman. 2008. The effect of mating on immunity can be masked by experimental piercing in female Drosophila melanogaster. J. Insect Physiol. 54: 414-420 PDF


  • Linklater, J. R., Wertheim, B., Wigby, S. and T. Chapman. Linklater, J. R., Wertheim, B., Wigby, S. and T. Chapman. 2007. Ejaculate depletion patterns evolve in response to experimental manipulation of sex ratio in Drosophila melanogaster. Evolution 61: 2027-2034 PDF
  • Lawniczak, M. K., Barnes, A. I., Linklater, J. R., Boone, J. M., Wigby, S., and T. Chapman. 2007. Mating and immunity in invertebrates. Trends Ecol. Evol. 22: 48-55 PDF


  • Wigby, S., and T. Chapman. 2006. No evidence that experimental manipulation of sexual conflict drives premating reproductive isolation in Drosophila melanogaster. J. Evol. Biol. 19: 1033-1039 PDF



  • Wigby, S., and T. Chapman. 2004. Female resistance to male harm evolves in response to manipulation of sexual conflict. Evolution 58: 1028-1037 PDF
  • Wigby, S., and T. Chapman. 2004. Sperm competition. Curr. Biol. 14: R100-102 PDF

* These authors contributed equally